Past Meetup

Coderetreat at Equal Experts

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This Coderetreat will be facilitated by Anil Tarte (

Enjoy the opportunity to pair with many different developers throughout the day, using many different languages of your choices.

"Coderetreat is a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from the pressures of 'getting things done', the Coderetreat format has proven itself to be a highly effective means of skill improvement. Practicing the basic principles of modular and object-oriented design, developers can improve their ability to write code that minimizes the cost of change over time."
— About Coderetreat (Corey Haynes)


Depending on the timing, we will have 5-8 coding sessions of 45 minutes with different pairs solving a common programming problem, exploring new ways like pair programming, test-driven development, continuous refactoring, functional programming and so on. The facilitators will support the pairs with advice and feedback. Each session will be followed by a retrospective about how it went and what was learned, then the facilitators will give challenges and constraints for the next session.


Are there any prerequisites for joining this Coderetreat?
Yes: You should want to join the Coderetreat, and you should love programming. That's it. No matter whether you're a greenhorn or an old stager, everyone is welcome.

What programming language will be used?
We will encourage using functional languages but you can use any programming language you like. Typical choices include C, C#, C++, Clojure, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Scala. If you like, you can also use more exotic languages, like Prolog.

Do I have to bring my own laptop?
Yes, you should bring your own laptop.

Do I have to pay for Food?
No, this is a Coderetreat. Equal Experts is sponsoring the food.

Do I have to pay for participation?
Of course not! It's a Coderetreat!

I have already attended a previous Coderetreat. Can I attend again?
Oh yes, you can! And you should! No matter whether the Coderetreat was at Equal Experts or somewhere else, you can attend again. Coderetreats are like katas, they are to be repeated.

I have not attended the previous Coderetreat. Can I still attend this one?
Yes, you can! Coderetreats are isolated events. You do not need the previous Coderetreat or any knowledge from that to attend this one.

I have registered for Coderetreat but will not be able to attend it. Do I need to cancel my registration?
Just inform as soon as possible via email so that other participants could get a chance.

I'm just a student, can I still join?
Of course, you can! Whether you're an experienced engineer or a student doesn't matter, as long as you know fundamentals of programming and love programming.

We look forward to welcoming you all!!